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Robert Lynn Green
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Not My America
I am not one of those who say of Trump, "He's not my president."  Of course, he is by definition of having won the Electoral College vote (though not the vote of the people) and by definition of me being an American.   However, what he symbolizes is an alie...

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History Rhymes
Some have called this the Best Book of 2016 Some weeks ago, I read the above novel, which uses a conceit by making the historical Underground Railroad an actual railroad line with various stations that transport runaway slaves to the North. Whitehead's alte...

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Make the Oklahoma City Public School District a Sanctuary
Thousands have signed petitions urging their campuses to protect undocumented students, who will likely be at increased risk of deportation under President-elect Donald Trump. (Photo: AP taken from the web site Common Dreams commondreams.org) Since the elec...

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School in the good old days. Sometimes, actually most of the time, I get weary of those who say, "American education isn't as good or rigorous as it was back in my day." I present to you a textbook I rescued from old John Marshall High School. "Cavalcade of...

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Review of "Water to Wine"
Water to Wine: Some of My Story by Brian Zahnd My rating: 3 of 5 stars Water to Wine: Some of My Story is Brian Zahnd's memoir of his spiritual journey from "Americanized Christianity" to a deeper level of Christian living. Zahnd first encountered the Chris...

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Notes from Mayflower UCC 3/6/16
Here are some notes I took while attending Mayflower this morning along with Cat. My comments are in [brackets]. Sermon by Rev. Lori Walke Rev. Lori Walke Scripture: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 [The Parable of the Prodigal Son] Sermon Title: THE WORST PARABLE Jesus ...

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What Happened When Our Juniors Were Required to Take the SAT on Wednesday
Actually, this was not exactly high-stakes, but the attitude the kids had towards it was about the same. On Wednesday, all juniors in the Oklahoma City Public School district were required to take the SAT exam.  This is the brainchild of someone brought int...

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Tomorrow--Another Day, Another Test
Tomorrow all juniors in our school will take the SAT. I suppose that this has something to do with getting our students "college and career ready," the new mantra of education gurus.  Pretty much the way all teachers feel these days I am expecting that some...

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Benchmark Testing Day 2
2nd Hour: 5 students with their heads on the desk during the test at one point. Many students finish their portion of the test in less than 5 minutes. 3rd Hour: 3 students with their heads on the desk despite all my efforts to get them up.  All 3, DC, TB an...

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Giving Benchmarks
Today I gave the school district "benchmark" tests in English III. These are designed to find out how much the students have learned so far this year. Good luck with that. Students dislike taking these tests as much as I dislike giving them. The first thing...
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